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AirAsia X (or AirAsia X Berhad) is a long-haul, budget airline based in Malaysia and is a sister company of AirAsia. AirAsia X is a low-cost affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group that currently flies to destinations in the Asia Pacific region.

Within the AirAsia family, other subsidiaries include:


Thai AirAsia

Indonesia AirAsia

AirAsia X

Philippines AirAsia

Thai AirAsia X

AirAsia India

Malaysia AirAsia

AirAsia X was established in 2001 and has hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabulu, Penan, Johor Bahru and Kuching. AirAsia X operates a core fleet of 29 A330-300s as at (March 2016), each with a seat configuration of 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats. The airline has carried over 15 million guests since it commenced long-haul service in 2007. AirAsia X was the first long-haul, low fare carrier to introduce Premium Flatbed seats, which have a standard business class specifications of 20" width, 60" pitch and stretches out to 77" in a full-recline position.

The Premium flatbeds feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick-A-Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 40kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and use of a Pillow and Duvet.

AirAsia X offers "Quiet Zone" cabin on all its long-haul flights across its network. The service enhancement is exclusively for guests who are above age 12. The "Quiet Zone" cabin features a new ambiance with soft lighting, offering a more relaxed cabin atmosphere, which will ensure a more pleasant journey for guests. AirAsia X was awarded the World's Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat and the World's Best Low Cost Airline Premium Class titles for three consecutive years at the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which took place at the Paris Airshow. The AirAsia Group also received its seventh consecutive year title as the World's Best and Asia's Best Low Cost Airline at the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards. As at December 2015, AirAsia X Group employs 2,893, AllStars from 23 different nationalities around the world.

AirAsia X have won global awards for its service, including being the cheapest airline in the world for international flights in 2018. You can read more about Alternative Airline’s ranking of the cheapest airlines in the world here.


Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are permitted 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item (such as purse or laptop). The maximum allowed weight of this is 7kg, and the maximum dimensions must not exceed 56 x 36 x 23cm.

Checked Baggage

Passengers travelling in economy class do not have any free checked bags included in their ticket price. Passengers in business class are permitted a maximum of 20kg of baggage, with the maximum combined dimensions (length + width + height) of 158cm.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Passengers can check-in online from 7 days before flying with the web check-in service. This service will close 4 hours before your scheduled departure time.

Airport Check-In

Passengers wishing to check-in at the airport can do so between 3 and 1 hour(s) before your flight is scheduled to depart. Complete check-in by visiting staff at the airline’s check-in counter.

Economy Class

AirAsia X's Economy Class is one of two cabin classes that the airline offers.

Economy Class Facilities

Passengers are given a free cabin bag included in the price of the ticket.

Passengers can purchase meals, snacks and drinks from the airline's inflight menu. For an extra fee, passengers can also gain access to the airline's AirAsia X inflight entertainment system, checked baggage and a comfort kit.

In addition, AirAsia X's Economy Class has a child-free 'Quiet Zone', which allows passengers with an adult ticket to sit in a section of the cabin that is away from children. The Quiet Zone is available at an additional cost and must be purchased pre-flight.

Economy Class Seats

Seats in Economy Class are comfortable and of a standard size. Seat are set out in either a 3 x 3 x 3 or a 2 x 3 x 2 formation.

Premium Economy

AirAsia X Premium Economy, 'Premium Up' is more comparable to Business Class than Premium Economy on other airlines. The cabin class gives lots of extra space, perks and has a separate section within the aircraft.

Premium Economy Facilities

Passengers in Premium Economy are given complimentary meals from the airline's inflight menu, the option to pick their seat, unlimited flight changes, priority boarding and baggage, as well as access to the AirAsia Premium Red Lounge Access.

Passengers can also enjoy access to AirAsia's inflight entertainment system 'Xcite Inflight Entertainment', which comes with a complimentary pair of noise-cancelling headphones.

Premium Economy Seats

Premium Economy seats are set out in a 2 x 2 x 2 formation. Each seat can be adjusted to slope towards the floor, giving the passenger the ability to lie down on the chair. There is a total of 12 seats in the Premium Economy cabin.

Business Class

AirAsia X doesn't have a Business Class cabin. However, its Premium Economy cabin is very similar to Business Class on other airlines.

First Class

AirAsia X doesn't offer First Class.

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In-flight entertainment

Find hours of movies, TV series, music, games, magazines and more all on the Xcite Tab. This preloaded tablet, with six hours of battery life, is the perfect way to help pass the time on board your AirAsia X flight. The Xcite Tab is available for rent on board all AirAsia X flights (except flights to New Zealand, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Bali and Male).


Find all your favourite TV shows loaded onto your Xcite Tab. From favourites like the Big Bang Theory to crime thrillers.


There's films for every taste on board your AirAsia X flight. Find films in a variety of languages from Hollywood to Bollywood there's something for you in the AirAsia X selection.

In-flight Food

AirAsia X's in flight meal service is known for offering a delicious range of Asean, International and vegetarian food options. You can either pre-book your food, or buy in flight.

Route Map

AirAsia X Route Map


Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport (ATQ) India
Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) India
Jaipur International Airport (JAI) India
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) India
Gimhae International Airport (PUS) South Korea
Jeju International Airport (CJU) South Korea
Incheon International Airport (ICN) South Korea
Avalon Airport (AVV) Australia
Gold Coast Airport (OOL) Australia
Perth Airport (PER) Australia
Sydney Airport (SYD) Australia
Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) Sri Lanka
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) Hawaii, USA
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) Indonesia
King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) (seasonal route) Saudi Arabia
Velana International Airport (MLE) Maldives
Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) Nepal
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) Malaysia
Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) Taiwan
Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) Taiwan
Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport (LHW) China
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) China
Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN) China
Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH) China
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY) China
Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) China
Changsha Huanghua International Airport (CSX) China
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) China
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) China
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) China
Narita International Airport (NRT) Japan
Haneda Airport (HND) Japan
Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO) Japan
Kansai International Airport (KIX) Japan
Fukuoka Airport (FUK) Japan
New Chitose Airport (CTS) Japan


Airbus A330-300

Hub Airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is Malaysia's main international airport and is one of the busiest airport in South East Asia. It is the hub airport for Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, AirAsia X and Malindo Air. Other airlines which fly to and from Kuala Lumpur International Airport include Air Astana, Air China, Air France, Air Maurtitius, AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Lion air, Lufthansa and many others.

Exterior view of Kuala Lumpur International Airport